South East Wales

Cardiff Royal Infirmary getting a £37 million redevelopment

Cardiff Royal Infirmary
Image caption Cardiff Royal Infirmary is getting a £37 million revamp

The first phase of Cardiff Royal Infirmary's £37 million redevelopment was unveiled by health minister Mark Drakeford on Wednesday.

The Welsh Government-funded project will see the Victorian hospital repaired and restored to include additional services.

The hospital will now also house two GP practices and a pharmacy.

Mr Drakeford said: "New life is being breathed into what was once a tired and worn building."

'Brilliant job'

The hospital, which opened in 1883, already provides out-of-hours care, therapy services, radiology, outpatient clinics, mental health and substance misuse services.

Director of planning at Cardiff and Vale UHB, Abigail Harris, said: "The building looks fantastic. When we took the facade down we could see the contrast and what a brilliant job had been done.

"They have managed to bring in a modern twist inside while keeping the building's character on the outside."

Mr Drakeford said: "People in the local community will be able to access a wide range of services, including their GP surgery, out-of-hours care and support for substance misuse, all under one roof."

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